Annmarie Martin Among Stars Cast in 42nd Street Moon's FOLLIES

Annmarie Martin Among Stars Cast in 42nd Street Moon's FOLLIES

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) has announced the cast and creative team for the upcoming special engagement of Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical FOLLIES in Concert.

FOLLIES features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman. Both performances will take place at the Alcazar Theatre (650 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102) on Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8, 2018 (both evenings at 8:00 p.m.). Tickets are $45 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (415) 255-8207 or online at www.42ndstmoon.org.

42nd Street Moon's FOLLIES in Concert will be directed by Daren A.C. Carollo, with choreography by Rick Wallace and music direction by Daniel Thomas.

The cast of FOLLIES in Concert features Diana Torres Koss* as "Sally Durant Plummer,"Derrick Silva as "Buddy Plummer," Chris Vettel* as "Benjamin Stone," Annmarie Martin as "Phyllis Rogers Stone," Melissa WolfKlain as "Young Sally," Danila Burshteyn as "Young Buddy," Nikita Burshteyn* as "Young Ben," Josselyn O'Neill as "Young Phyllis," Anita Viramontes as "Stella Deems," Stephanie Prentice* as "Carlotta Campion," Marcia Hetzler as "Heidi Schiller," Darlene Popvic* as "Hattie Walker," John Hetzler as "Dimitri Weismann," DC Scarpelli as "Emily Whitman," Peter Budinger as "Theodore Whitman," John Brown as "Rosco," Amanda Johnson* as "Young Heidi" and Stephanie Rhoads* as "Solange LaFitte."

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.

"42nd Street Moon is producing FOLLIES in Concert," explains director Daren A.C. Carollo, "because it is one of Sondheim's best scores, it is rarely produced, and because we have the dream team creating our production. The orchestra consists of 25 awesome instrumentalists. The cast is full of the strongest actors in the Bay Area. Our production team is prepared to make you laugh, weep, and leap to your feet. Every time I dive into the script or score, I make a new discovery. I can't describe how much that energizes me. These characters are deep and complex and I see a bit of myself in each of them. I think most of our audience will as well."

At once a love letter to the classic musicals of the 1930s and a reflection on the loss of innocence, FOLLIES is a true theatrical event. Moon is proud to bring this beautiful and luscious score to the concert stage with a 25-piece orchestra and the best talent the Bay Area has to offer. Featuring many of Sondheim's best-known songs, including "Broadway Baby," "Losing My Mind," and "I'm Still Here," FOLLIES is considered by critics and audiences alike to be one of the best musicals ever written.

FOLLIES runs one hour and forty minutes, with no intermission.

42nd Street Moon celebrates and preserves the art and spirit of the American Musical Theatre. The organization contributes to its evolution and continuing vitality by presenting intimately produced performances of classic and rarely performed musical works. Through productions, educational programs, and community outreach, 42nd Street Moon is committed to increasing the awareness and appreciation of the rich heritage and cultural perspective of the musical theatre and its vast influence on the world stage. For more information, visit: www.42ndstmoon.org.



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